COMPANIES BabyOne with new store concept

BabyOne is trying out a new store concept with the “L├╝ttenLaden” stores in Hamburg and Cologne. With this new approach, the specialist store chain wants to move into the locations of the city centres.

June 20, 2019

MARKETS Retail Report 2020 – the author gives an insight into the retail world

Trade is constantly on the move. This is how the trends lead from fast fashion to fair fashion. But which orientation has future potential? And how can stationary retailers hold their own against onli…

June 18, 2019

MARKETS Return rate in online trading – every sixth parcel goes down

Researchers at the University of Bamberg have investigated the return rate in online retailing. Companies incur five billion euros in costs as a result of the returns.

June 12, 2019

MARKETS Bundeskartellamt takes a close look at online user ratings

The Bundeskartellamt has initiated a sector inquiry into user ratings on the Internet. The aim is to find out how easy it is to falsify the evaluations that are so important for buyers.

June 11, 2019

COMPANIES Primark copies the sneakers of the Fairtrade brand Veja

The sneakers from shoe manufacturer Veja are Fairtrade certified. This makes it all the more serious for the company that the sustainably produced shoes were copied in design by the cheap textile disc…

June 6, 2019

Trade Epoch Traumwiesen with new sales management

At Epoch Traumwiesen GmbH there are internal changes. Since 1 June, Roger Gondel has been appointed new Sales Director for Germany/Austria.

June 6, 2019

COMPANIES P&C wants to attract its customers with more events and closes branches in Germany

Sales at Peek and Cloppenburg are stagnating – especially in the large stores. Smaller stores and experience shopping are expected to attract more customers again.

June 6, 2019

MARKETS Steiff releases a limited edition for the release of “The Lion King” at the cinema

In 1994 the animated film “The Lion King” was released by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Since its release, the film has raised more than 968 million US dollars worldwide. After 25 years, the Disney r…

June 4, 2019

MARKETS Theme parks are becoming more and more important for brands

They generate billions in sales and amusement parks are also experiencing rising numbers of visitors. After Lego, Playmobil and Disney, Mattel now also wants to rely on this means of customer loyalty.

June 4, 2019

HARDWARE Maxi-Cosi has developed a digital tool for the retailer

The child seat and pram manufacturer Maxi-Cosi has developed its own app to strengthen the stationary specialist trade. The digital tool enables specialist dealers to call up all information on the en…

May 28, 2019

MARKETS Zalando is committed to environmentally friendly online trading

Online trading has long been criticised by environmentalists. This not only causes a higher volume of traffic, but also generates more packaging waste. Zalando has now put the latter on his agenda to…

May 23, 2019

MARKETS WGSN – Sustainability offers huge potential in the resale market

WGSN, the World’s Global Style Network, has taken a close look at sustainability in the fashion industry. Associate Editor Olivia Barnes cites numerous positive examples in an exclusive interview with…

May 23, 2019

MARKETS Sales of Fairtrade products rise to 1.6 billion euros

Consumers are increasingly interested in how products are made. In 2018, sales of Fairtrade products in Germany rose by 22 percent to a good 1.6 billion euros.

May 21, 2019

MARKETS Zara and H&M decline in the ranking of the most valuable retail brands

The Kantar Institute has published the second edition of the 75 most valuable retail brands (BrandZ Retail Top 75). It shows that Amazon held its top position (USD 315.5 billion) ahead of Alibaba. In…

May 21, 2019

MARKETS Electronic payments overtake cash turnover for the first time

So far, Germans have preferred to pay in cash. But in 2018, electronic payments have outstripped coinage.

May 20, 2019